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“Shovel” Ready (Grave Digging) Jobs in Iraq

The barbarism continues to rear its hideous head. The power vacuum we foolishly created in Iraq is being filled. So are the mass graves.

On a lighter and more encouraging note (and who doesn’t need something lighter and encouraging after seeing those kneeling guys lined up and pleading for their lives just before they were murdered by the tyrannical monsters who rushed into the power vacuum Obama left in Iraq), I recently read a “comments” note on a website where my cartoons are published. The Comment Maker pointed out one of my quotes was incorrect. I had attributed Jesus with saying “as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.”

Let me explain;  1) I am not responsible for my own actions (quoting Obama…sort of), 2) “The dog ate my homework” (quoting Lois Lerner and the IRS) (ie; “I lost my emails and they cannot be retrieved, even by IT specialists, which is believable in light of the Obamacare website launch…or even by a teenager), 3) A variation on the “dog ate it” theme…I lost my Bible…my Bartlett’s…my mind, etc., 4) I have a day job (sort of) and I have to fit these little rudimentary essays into the chinks of my day, which limits time for doing close fact-checking, 5) I sometimes fly by the seat of my pants and like turning my bi-plane upside down during flight in order to check the buckle on my seat belt, 6) my best rebuttal is that since Jesus authored all of the Bible, being Himself the very Logos, I was accidentally correct.

Admittedly, none of the foregoing is actually encouraging, but while I was licking my wounded psyche for having been caught in a mistake, it occurred to me that it was good that someone was attuned to the Holy Scripture enough to have noticed my blunder. That makes me feel better.


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Stephen Bowers

Stephen Bowers

I am an attorney in Las Vegas who has always wanted to draw political cartoons, partly because I like drawing, but mostly because I enjoy ridiculing pompous know-nothings. Verbally debating them gets nowhere. They don't know they're beaten. But poking fun at them in a drawing leaves them without recourse or rebuttal. What can they do...? Call me names, whine, cuss me ... or maybe draw a witty riposte? Unlikely.
Steve Bowers, Esq.

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